THE Rotary Club of Bega has received a timely boost, thanks to book lovers from around the Bega Valley.
The club’s annual book fair was held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Bega Showground.
Club president Jeff Tipping said the event was a great success, with more than $11,500 raised for Rotary.
Mr Tipping estimates over 50,000 books were sold across the three days and more than 2000 people dropped by.
According to Mr Tipping, the busiest day – as is traditionally – was Friday.
The event received great support from local residents despite soaring temperatures, especially on the weekend.
“Despite the heat, we were stoked, particularly with support from the community,” Mr Tipping said.
“We had people drop off books throughout the year and then come along on the day.
“We are very pleased.”
The Rotary book fair is held annually and draws in both locals and visitors.
Throughout the year, the club sources donations from across the shire, meaning aisles of books are ready to be sold by the time the fair rolls around.
A great range of both old and new books are on offer, ranging from war
history through to
The event helps raise much-needed funds for Rotary Australia.
Mr Tipping said the club would help to continue supporting local charities and projects such as the Rotary Driver Education program.